International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC)

Commission internationale humanitaire d'établissement des faits (CIHEF)

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Established by Article 90 of Protocol I Additional to the Geneva Conventions. Full title of Treaty: T-XT7760 - Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I). First meeting (when the Commission became operational): 12-13 Mar 1992, Bern (Switzerland). Election / re-election of the 15 members of the Commission by Diplomatic Conference: 29 Oct 1996, Bern; 9 Nov 2001, Bern; 7 Dec 2006, Bern; 9 Dec 2011, Bern; 8 Dec 2016, Bern; 19 Nov 2021, Bern.


Inquire into any facts alleged to be a grave breach as defined in the four 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Protocol I, or other serious violation of the Conventions or of Protocol I, concerning protection of victims of international armed conflict; inquire into other violations of humanitarian law, including those arising in non-international armed conflicts, provided all parties to the conflict agree; through good offices, facilitate restoration of respect for the Conventions and Protocol I.


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Commission, consisting of 1 President, 4 Vice-Presidents and 10 members, all serving in their personal capacity, not as representatives of their countries of origin. Secretariat, headed by General Secretary.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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